At Middlesex we recognise the contemporary challenges of working with people who suffer from mental health and substance misuse in a wide range of settings, from housing to prisons and schools. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals working in a diverse range of sectors including healthcare, government agencies, education, probation and more.
Taught by an experienced practitioner at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will introduce you to the key issues within dual diagnosis including prevalence, risk, aetiology, policy, engagement, service models and delivery challenges. Through a series of interactive lectures, tutorials and self-directed learning you'll also explore crucial areas of substance misuse including the law, drug effects, diagnoses, detection, patterns of use, slang and treatment goals.
Delivered in weekly study days over ten weeks to enable you to maintain your employment while studying, this introductory course will challenge you to reflect and evolve your current practice while creating a valuable pathway onto a Graduate Certificate in Dual Diagnosis (if you are completing the Level 6 module MHR3623) or Postgraduate Certificate in Dual Diagnosis (if you are completing the Level 7 module MHR4623) or any other degree programme.
For further information, please email the Module Leader, Martin Smith.
This short course is structured to enable you to maintain your professional employment while learning via weekly study days over 10 weeks. Through a series of lectures, tutorials and self-directed learning through our innovative virtual learning platform, Unihub, you will explore the following subjects:
Over the course of this programme you will receive feedback on:
The final grade for this course will be determined by:
The final grade will be an aggregate of the two grades.
To be eligible for this module, you must:
If you are studying this programme and your fees are being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University, then please download an application form by following the link from our CPD health webpage.
If you are studying this programme and your fees are not being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University (for example, you are funding your own studies), then please complete the Middlesex University application from our postgraduate applications webpage.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.